May 25, 2014 8:15 pm

Lightning bolt sparks blaze in south Edmonton home

A duplex in the area of 121 Street and and 16 Avenue SW caught fire after being struck by lightning Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Global News

EDMONTON – Fire crews were called to a south Edmonton neighbourhood Sunday afternoon, after lightning struck an area home.

The bolt of lightning cause a fire to break out in the attic of a duplex in the Rutherford neighbourhood just after 4:30 p.m. Crews had the fire under control shortly before 5 p.m.

Twenty-eight firefighters and seven trucks were called to douse the blaze.

No injuries were reported.


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